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The Excitement of Keeping Clothes On

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Sigmund Freud

Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren't Awake

Sleep is anything but a waste of time. While many people think of catching Zzs as the body "shutting off" until morning, nodding off actually activates a complicated process that helps you feel rested and healthy the next day. Scientists divide sleep into four stages -- each full sleep cycle takes …

WHO-proposed sugar recommendation comes to less than a soda per day

The World Health Organization wants you to stop eating so much sugar. Seriously.<p>In draft guidelines proposed this week, WHO is encouraging people to consume less than 5% of their total daily calories from sugars. The organization's current guidelines, published in 2002, recommend eating less than …

New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatment | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For 33-year-old video editor and hemophilia patient Travis Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding episode, meant he could jog for the first time.<p>Hemophilia patient Travis Roop is shown …

Measles Outbreak Confirmed In New York City

The New York City Health Department is investigating a measles outbreak after 16 people have been confirmed with the highly contagious disease in Manhattan and in the Bronx.<p>The Associated Press reports seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed with the condition. Four of the cases required …

Gene therapy may offer 'functional' cure for HIV | Reuters

(Reuters) - A strategy to genetically modify cells from people infected with HIV could become a way to control the virus that causes AIDS without using antiviral drugs, according to results from an early-stage trial that were published on Wednesday.<p>Data from the small study of the Sangamo …

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Let me say this with no exaggeration. My whole life, all day, all night, every day and each night is about keeping my blood sugar between the red and yellow lines. Whether I'm wearing, or not wearing, my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), screen pictured below.<p><i>(The little white dots between the red</i> …

The Crazy Thing That People Think Is an STD

Hint: It actually has nothing to do with your sexual health<p>Shutterstock<p>Here's something your high school sex ed teacher probably didn't cover: Eleven percent of people think HTML is a type of sexually transmitted disease, according to a new survey conducted by the coupon website VoucherCloud.net. …

Early treatment 'cures' second US HIV-positive baby

<b>US researchers have revealed another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early treatment.</b><p>Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth.<p>The unidentified nine-month-old child is now said to be HIV …

Are there benefits to giving up our privacy?

In a digital world, our every move can be tracked, collected and analysed. Many see this as an invasion of privacy, but Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz argues that it may also offer unexpected benefits – by helping to predict people’s current and future health issues.<p>Like it or not, many of us are part of …

Privacy

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Microbiology

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

The Brain

Does Eating Late Cause Weight Gain

<b>The answer:</b> "A calorie is a calorie," says Mass. "If your total calorie intake for the day is greater than what you are burning, this can lead to weight gain regardless of what time it is." But if you eat healthy, regular meals throughout the day and typically have dinner around 8 p.m., there's no …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

8 Ways to Beat Stress

What is relaxation? The mystics say it is to completely "lose yourself" or to "be in flow" in your activity, so that all internal "chatter" is …

Obsessed with Coffee?

16 Signs You're Obsessed with Coffee<p>Beside the fact that you're already on your third cup of the day...<p>You love it, you want it, you need it. But are you an average Joe when it comes to your daily java habit, or are you a true coffee fiend? Look for these signs to find out.

Activist With HIV Fights To End Stigma

<i>Each week,</i> Weekend Edition Sunday <i>host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</i><p>Reed Vreeland was born with HIV, which means he has struggled for most of his 27 years deciding how and when to inform …

'Worth The Pain': A Life Transformed Overnight By Meningitis

Students at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, are still on alert after outbreaks bacterial meningitis late in 2013.<p>This type of meningitis is known as serogroup B — a strain that's not guarded against in the vaccine that most college students take. These …

How to Wash Your Face: 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes<p>Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, …

Do You Have Caffeine Use Disorder?

You might think drinking two cups of coffee a day isn’t a big deal, but consider this: Caffeine can be found in unexpected places like tea, soda, over-the-counter medicines, and chocolate say the study authors. So even if your coffee intake is relatively small, you’re probably consuming a lot more …